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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
30 Apr 2012 4:16PM
Just read the review. Phew and..................... wow! Grin

5 stars for Performance, Handling and Features. And "even ISO16000 and above producing usable results". From a 4/3 sensor that is pretty staggering and would put many DSLRs, including older model full-framers, to shame. I am starting to see why the likes of Mr McGillicuddy enthuse over this device.

Many thanks Josh - I won't have to send it back now. Lol! Wink

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rhol2 e2
3 311 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 4:51PM
Just discovered that DPR review is now out..they have some reservations but give it a "Gold" award!
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
30 Apr 2012 5:08PM
Yes indeed. Pretty much neck-and-neck with the Sony NEX-7 with its APS-C sensor on the overall rating: I think they are the only two CSCs which have achieved DPR 'Gold'. DPR's negatives seem very minor.

Not that fussed what DPR says anyway, TBH - their reviews get heavily slagged off in their own forums. Lol! Grin

With a much better range of lenses and better handling, I think it's fair to say the OM-D currently has no true equal. Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 5:55PM
I downloaded the DPR RAW images out of interest and put them through LR4.1RC2. I was impressed by the way in which the ISO6400 file cleaned up and printed at 10"x8".
Still watching developments with interest CB, so keep us informed about your findings please Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
30 Apr 2012 6:19PM
Gosh Brian - you're way ahead of me............ already printing out stuff. Lol! Grin

Unfortunately work intervened to ruin pleasure today but, if the weather holds, I should be able to get out and about with the device tomorrow.
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 7:15PM
I did my time so am entitled to play now I'm retired (mind you, I did set up a new exhibition this morning and had a play whilst I was taking a break from getting ready for the Downton Cuckoo Fair on Saturday - must try this "Retirement = doing nothing" idea one day Grin )
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
30 Apr 2012 7:20PM

Quote:"Retirement = doing nothing"


I understand it is not actually conducive to longevity............ so try it at your own risk! Wink

I am freelance these days and only do as much as I feel like doing, so pretty much equivalent of retired. Grin
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
30 Apr 2012 8:08PM
I hate you, CB..... Tongue
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
30 Apr 2012 8:17PM
Lol! Tongue

Starting to really like my OM-D already.... not just because it has an EVF, unlike the Pen. Handling and general feel, although similar, is different enough to be quite noticeable.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
30 Apr 2012 8:42PM
Enjoy CB Smile
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
30 Apr 2012 8:44PM

Quote:Starting to really like my OM-D already.... not just because it has an EVF, unlike the Pen. Handling and general feel, although similar, is different enough to be quite noticeable

Good isn't it. Both Josh and I are hooked!
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
30 Apr 2012 8:47PM

Quote:Enjoy CB


Thanks Paul - I've just sent off for my free grip. Wink


Quote:Good isn't it. Both Josh and I are hooked!


Well it does seem to have excellent performance for a 4/3 sensor.......... actually for pretty much any sensor. Wink
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
1 May 2012 12:43AM
On another site it has been suggested that as this small , but not exactly silent, device has the unwieldy name "Olympus OM-D EM-5" , it should be given a nickname:


......................... Hummingbird ! Grin
StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
1 May 2012 5:36AM
Mine was shipped from the US today; depends on how long it takes in Customs. Hopefully by the end of the week. Black with the 14-42mm II R.
kodachrome 3 474
1 May 2012 8:20AM
Its the combined weight of a DSLR & and a zoom lens [D5000 & Nikkor 16-85 in my case] that makes up the weight. It is very heavy when compared to my Panny G3 and kit zoom.

The one thing I like about a heavy DSLR plus lens is when you press the shutter button, all things tend to stay still and steady and you get sharper pictures because of no camera movement. I find pressing the shutter button without some camera movement on the G3 much harder to achieve as there is much less inertia due to its light weight.

This brings me on to the Oly OM-D EM-5, I think a good proportion of the price is simply because of its retro styling, Style over substance was mentioned by Josh, well, its got both but to me its a tad too small, to light, too expensive and only slightly better [in certain areas] than the Panny GH2. [ GH3 and G5 out later which could leap frog the O-MD-E-M5]!

I think CSC's can be too small and light weight at times so that is why I am very impressed with the new Samsung NX20 due out soon, sensible size and weight, sensible price and top performance with no legacy to fall back on for price hikes.

Kodachrome

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